Approximately 100 of the best women golfers in Tennessee will arrive at Cleveland Country Club Sunday, June 20, for the start of the 70th Tennessee Golf Association Women’s Amateur Championship.
There will be practice rounds on Sunday, with medal-play qualifying Monday. Individual scores Monday will place competitors in flights, with the low-handicap golfers shooting for a spot in the Championship Flight and a chance to be crowned Tennessee’s Women’s Golf Champion on Friday.
The first round of match-play competition is scheduled for Tuesday, with losers dropping into consolation flights. There will be another round Wednesday, followed by a double round Thursday. All losers following Tuesday’s play will be eliminated from competition.
Thursday afternoon’s play will decided finalists in all flights for Friday’s deciding round.
Cleveland Country Club professional Neil Scott said he expects 10 or 12 local golfers to compete in the tournament.
Championship contenders include Scott’s mother, Maggie Scott, who has won a state championship and multiple state senior titles. Two other locals who may contend in the Championship Flight are Linda Mullins and Lisa Daubner.
The Tennessee Women’s Golf Association has a banquet scheduled for Monday evening, with an awards presentation at the conclusion of play on Friday, June 25.
Asked if the country club team anticipates a lot of work for the state tournament, Scott said it should be relatively simple. “The TGA has everything planned and they tell us what they want us to do. They do a great job,” said the Cleveland professional.